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Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The kids went sledding with their cousins on the Church hill.

Hunter is eating a snow sandwich. I am glad its white with no yellow!

Hunter, Ashley, and Britanee

Stephen, Kasidee, and Ashley!

Fun with family!

Hunter and grandpa wathching the little kids open their gifts.
Some of the little girl cousins! Brookelle, Ashley, Emalee, and Katee.

The boys played football and basketball in the gym before dinner and opening presents.

Tuesdee, and Tasha's families were able to come. The cousins had alot of fun together!

Christmas Day!

The kids got snokel gear to use at Lake Powell or whenever they go swimming. Stephen came out to show us. He had his goggles upside down. He changed them before I could get a picture but it was way funny.

Ashely got gymnastic mats, clothes, Bratz, make-up, boots, a Hello Kitty CD player, cd's and lots of other little things.

Stephen and Hunter got 22 guns, bullets, hunting clothes, Xbox and Wii games. They got shoes, and marshmello guns. Stephen got a new Steeler Jersey and helmet, some Playmobil toys and lots of other boy stuff.
Grandma and Grandpa Cox gave them scopes for their new guns, bullets and targets for shooting, their Christmas Eve pajamas and a book. Ashley got clothes, and a couple of different sets of plastic fuse beads. She is really into them! She makes all kinds of different things.

Hunter showing us his new scope. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Cox

Brookelle, Stephen, Ashley, and Bailey.
Later that day the cousins came to play. They had fun showing us tricks on the mats!

Unwrapping Christmas Presents at Grandma and Grandpa's House

I posted this picture because Stephen was looking. He is horrible to let me take pictures of him.
This is cute picture of my HANDSOME Josh holding Shelby. She is still to little to be afraid of her uncle Josh. It kinda looks like she is even smiling.

Ashley got this cute puppet and some other things!

Stephen and Hunter got lots of cool things too. I got a steamer, (to clean my house. I have been wanting one.) Josh got a heater to use in his shed or wherever. Its cool because we can also hook it up to propane to work. We also got clothes and books, and a gift certificate to Red Lobster. Yum!

Christmas Eve

Emalee, me, and Ashley
Baby Shelby looks thrilled that her cousin Hunter is Holding her! Ha

After a yummy turkey dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Behling's we played a fun game. Each gift that was there was wrapped several times. Everyone takes turnes rolling two dice. When you roll a doube on your turn you get to open a gift of your choice. When you unwrap the gift on its last paper wrap it's yours. I won two of the four gifts. I got a really cute Polly Pocket doll with a car, and a water shooter for Lake powell. I have to give credit to my Bunko dice rolling skills. It really paid off for this game. Ha Ha! Audra ended up with a Chipmunk Christmas CD and Peter got a game.

Oh! Look at my cute family.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ashley's Pre-school Christmas Program

Ashley and Bailey did a great job in their program. They sang a lot of songs, they even used sign language for one of the songs. They used a big parachute for a part in the program. They were awesome! Grandma Cox, and Grandma and Grandpa Behling were able to come watch. Santa was a special visitor. Ashley asked for new clothes, make-up, (how old is she) boots, and a bubblegum machine. I know that Bailey wants Sleepin' BOOTY, (not Beauty) a prince, and a COOL car for them so they can go on a date. Bailey had to have mascara put on that morning so we could see her eyelashes from the stands. Thanks Bailey, It really did make a difference. Ha Ha! Can you imagine these two when they are teenagers?

Two beautiful little princesses!!

Gingerbread House

Every year we make a gingerbread house. The kids think that its great! I like the little ones so that they don't take up as much space, and they are quicker to decorate. When it's done they always want to know when they can eat it. They ask this every year. After Christmas they try it, they think it's gross and we throw it away!
Josh is doing an amazing job with frosting. The kids are good decorators.
The kids are so excited for dad to get the frosting on so that they can decorate. They always fight over spots to stand closest.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008!

It has been a while since I posted last. Sorry! The boy's have been hunting and trapping. I could post more pictures, but, I think we have enough of those. For Thanksgiving this year me, Josh, and his parents went to Oahu, Hawaii. We flew out November 25th to San Fransico, then on to Hawaii. We Stayed up on the North Shore at the Turtle Bay Resort. It was very nice and right next to the ocean. Wednesday we headed to see the Pearl Harbor Monument. That was very sad! Then we went over to swap meet at the Hawaii Stadium. There were all kinds of different things for sale. After we spent a good chunk of money we headed to the Dole Plantation to see how they are grown. We had yummy pineapple icecream for a treat. They had a jewlery counter there where you could open clams for pearls. Diane and I ended up with a neclace and 2 pairs of earrings each. They definalely know how to get your money. We got black, yellow, pink, and white pearls between the 2 of us. It was pretty cool to see what color we would get, and if there were 1 or 2 pearls in each. We both got 2 sets of TWINS... that's how we ended up with 2 pair of earrings. The next day was Thanksgiving we went snorkeling with the pretty fish and even a sea turtle. It was way fun. We at a Thanksgiving buffet at the resort. (At $44 a person it might have been the most expensive dinner I have ever had on Thanksgiving. ) After dinner it was off or a game of golf at the George Fazio Course. (I guess a lot of Pro tounaments are held there.) Friday we went to the Hawaii Temple and went thrugh a session in the morning, and then spent the rest of the day at the Polynesion Center. That was very cool. We went to te luau there for dinner. Saturday we went down to Honolulu and went to the mall. It is huge! 4 levels and a lot of very expensive stores. Later that day we went on the submarine Atlantis and saw lots of pretty fish and even 2 small white sharks. We ate dinner at a buffet that had a huge aquarium with sting rays, eels,and all kinds of fish. It was very cool! We headed home Sunday. We only missed exits a couple of times and that is when we saw the really steep mtn. they looked like they were growing moss because they are so green. The spped limit is like 40 there. It would take us an hour to go 30 miles. They are very laid back there. The pro surfing contest for the pipeline was being filmed while we were there so it was fun to see the huge waves and all the people gathered to watch. Hawaii is a very beautiful place and we saw lots of cool things but I was ready to get back home. The kids stayed with my parents. They had so much fun they didn't even miss us. Thanks Mom and Dad and all of my family that helped out. I Love you! To see pictures of my kids Thanksgiving fun you can link to Kevin and Janae's Blog, or my Brother Kenny and Rachel's Blog.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Opening day of the Pheasant Hunt 2008
Once again I posted the pictures backwards. I'm not sure if I will ever remember...
The kids were able to shoot their first birds!
Stephen and Grandpa Behling


They are all getting ready to walk the fields.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hunter and Stephens first Elk!!

As we come to an end of another hunting season you never know what kind of opportunity's will present themselves. I was lucky enough to be in the right place and have a good friend which helped make this all come about. In the fall I help guide on Castle Valley Ranch where as luck would have it they have a high fenced area that is home to 4 bull elk. Do to some strange events the owners decided to do away with the elk inside of the fence. Which is when the phone call came to see if i would like to let the boys come out and take there 1st big game animal. As you can see we were sucessfull. I didn't think getting the boys set up and helping them pick out the right bull would be that hard I was wrong. Once we got set up it was 1,2,3 fire.The bull was hit and then the excitment began. as I help to reload Stephens gun I turned to see Hunter back on his shotting sticks ready to go as the bull turn towards us Hunter squeezed the trigger and the bull went down. The boys had done it I wish every one could have seen the excitment. They were the two happest boys in the world!!
What a way to end another hunting season I couldn't have been happier with this years hunts and the funny thing is I never killed anything with horns.That goes to show how much fun you can have taking your wife and kids out.
The boys also were able to pass hunters safety this summer so there excited for this Saturday which will be the opening day of the pheasant hunt. Now they are official hunters so we'll see how they do.

Flag Football

Bookelle, Ashley, Bailey and Hunter.
We have been going to flag football games every week for the past 2 months. Stephen's team is the Bronco's, Hunter's team is the Raven's. They play 2 games each at the Huntington Ball Complex every Thursday. So we were there FREEZING from 5 to 9. Hunter's team took 3 place at the tournament last week. They lost their game by only 2 points... they had only 2 losses the whole season. They were awesome! Hunter and Stephen both scored several touchdowns and intercepted the football throughout the season. Stephen's team didn't win very many games... Ha Ha! but they had a blast playing. Stephen and his cousin Max had fun playing together on the same team. Max was awesome at pulling flags!!
Josh and Ashley were awesome cheerleaders!
(Doesn't Josh look so cute? I love it when he smiles! I told him that I
wouldn't blog any pictures of him not smiling.)


Stephen looks ready!

My Cute Nieces!

These are Peter's (Josh's brother) little girls. Shelby is a few weeks old
in this picture. Emily is 2 and lots of help I'm sure.... Emily is my little buddy, she sits on my lap every Sunday at church. She is so cute!

Monday, October 13, 2008

California Trip July 2008

My Flowers

Here is Ashley in front of her playhouse. It's so cute right!? She never plays in it.
It's a good thing I took pictures a couple of days ago of some of my flowerbeds. They froze last night. I dumped all of my pots a month ago but here is some of what's left. I love flowers and the work that goes with it. But, I am always glad at this time in the year. It gives me a good break from weeding.

I am so glad that I have Ashley to pose in all of my pictures! Ha Ha.